Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dear Bloggers Using Rafflecopter

     Hi. I love to enter giveaways. I love to win, and I love to see others win, too. I think it is okay to tweet, share on facebook, put your button on my blog, follow you on twitter and facebook and blogger. Subscribing to your blog via email is my preferred method to keep up with it.

     But these rafflecopter giveaways where we can earn 40, 50, 75, 80, 100+ entries? They leave me feeling abused. I realize you want page loads, and to be able to say you had X number of entries into your giveaways, but really? It's too much. Sometimes there are 20+ people to follow on twitter and like on facebook, blogs to subscribe to via email, etc. Now it can take nearly 30 minutes to do all the entries for a blog giveaway.

     Now, it's your blog, you can do whatever you want. I can decide to pass on entering. And I do. I just saw a blogger on facebook giving away 1 candle each to five different winners. The blogger was asking "Does no one want to enter for the giveaway?" There were over 200,000 entries on the rafflecopter widget. Really? That's no one?

     I love the way rafflecopter made it easier to hold a giveaway and to enter them. I loathe what bloggers have done with it.

1 comment:

  1. If a contest asks me to do more than 2 things, I pass. When I host giveaway(rarely) I do the old "leave a comment and I'll pick someone randomly."

    But...sometimes sponsors want more or have specific goals in mind. I try to meet the brand's need without making my readers angry.